Your Now You Know mixtape is all over the place musically – in a good way. Is this intentional?
That was the goal. I grew up listening to all types of music, so I’m influenced by everything. I [went with] whatever I felt for each [track].
Do you have a favorite track?
I’m a big fan of “Pursuit of Happiness”, because I think it’s one of those songs that everybody can relate to.
How did the Young Money signing happen?
My management team knew that Wayne was looking for a new artist [and suggested that I] go to Miami to meet him. So I went, and played my music [for him] and [everything] just happened from there.
There are a lot of high profile guest appearances on Now You Know. Who would you like to work with on upcoming tracks?
Obviously, [Lil’] Wayne, Drake, Nicki [Minaj]…I can’t wait to work with everyone from Young Money.